Thursday, April 22, 2010

ED NURSE CHARGED - PHI Breach

http://www.lacrossetribune.com/news/local/article_b77ceca0-4c16-11df-a91d-001cc4c03286.html

Hospital reports breach of patient information

TOMAH — Tomah Memorial Hospital has notified 600 patients of a breach of protected health information following the arrest of an emergency room nurse who is charged with fraudulently obtaining controlled substances between April 2008 and March 2010.

“This breach occurred because the nurse misused her legitimate access to protected health information,” said Tomah Memorial Hospital chief executive officer Phil Stuart."

MIAOULIS NOTE:  Obviously this is a risk to all healthcare organizations. 

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